No. 83-210.

116 Wis.2d 254 (1983)

342 N.W.2d 247

Richard FRANKARD and Janice M. Frankard, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. AMOCO OIL COMPANY, f/k/a The American Oil Company, a Maryland corporation, Defendant-Respondent.

Court of Appeals of Wisconsin.

Decided November 9, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the plaintiffs-appellants there were briefs by Dennis P. Moroney of McMahon & Moroney, of counsel to Eugene Koenen, of Milwaukee, and letter briefs and oral argument by Michael J. Cramer of Steve Enich Law Office, of Milwaukee.

For the defendant-respondent there were briefs by Stuart Parsons and Jeffrey Morris of Quarles & Brady, of Milwaukee, and Paula J. Clayton, of counsel, of Chicago, and oral argument by Stuart Parsons, of Milwaukee.

Before Scott, C.J., Brown, P.J., and Voss, J.


Richard and Janice Frankard, owners of a service station in Mequon, appeal from a directed verdict holding that there was no credible evidence to support their claim for economic duress against their franchisor, Amoco Oil Company. The trial court noted that a threat made to another is an insufficient ground for recovery if the threatening party has a legal right to do what it has threatened to do. Because the...

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